Celtics face Nuggets: NBA odds preview
Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Tuesday when the Celtics of Boston hit the hard court against the Nuggets of Denver.
The Celtics will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 22-27-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nuggets are 32-22 ATS. Boston is 25-26-1 against the total, while Denver is 33-21 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Bettors looking to side with the Nuggets in this one found them as 7-point favorites earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 205 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nuggets sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Celtics are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 103-100.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 2-rated squad against Boston's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 18 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 5.6 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99.4 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Boston was a 71-69 winner at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (140) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Brandon Bass scored 14 points leading the Celtics to a 71-69 victory over Chicago at TD Garden on Wednesday.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 119-108 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ty Lawson scored 26 points for Denver on Wednesday, but the Nets managed a 119-108 victory over the Nuggets at Barclays Center.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Celtics at Nuggets trends to consider:
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver's last 10 games
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston at LA Lakers, Wednesday, February 20
Denver at Washington, Friday, February 22